Are these EE roos?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Rhetts, Jan 23, 2015.

  1. Rhetts

    Rhetts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 19 EEs. I believe 8 are pullets (I posted pics in another post) I am fairly confident that 9 are for sure roos. I have 2 that I do not know but I believe they are roos. All are 17-18 weeks old. The 2 in question do not have saddle feathers or long tails or curving to the tail yet. The neck feathers are different than the pullets. Their combs are wider than the pullets but are still small and pinkish but I can not make out more than one row or just really wide. They have some 'spikey' feathering starting on their heads. Most of the pictures are them together since they are always together. We call these two Neapolitan because the heads, body and tail are all different, one with a black head and one with a red one. Tell me your thoughts?


    black headed one
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    the two at the waterer together see the 3 different body colors
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    black headed one with a roo behind him
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    red headed one
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    the two together
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    here the 2 in question on the right with 3 roos on the left
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  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    They all appear to be cockerels. Sorry. :eek:(
     
  3. Sunshine0235

    Sunshine0235 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All cockerels
     
  4. Rhetts

    Rhetts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, I thought so. Are there any tell tale signs that you veterans see that could help sexing EEs in the future?
    What am I going to do with 11 roosters??!! [​IMG]
     
  5. Sunshine0235

    Sunshine0235 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The patchy coloring with the brick red on the wings and shoulders.
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Agree they're cockerels. If you compare the coloring to your pullets, you'll see the males are much flashier colored.

    As to what to do with them....we love chicken enchiladas.
     
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Chicken pot pie is also good. :eek:)
     
  8. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Defiantly EE roosters
     
  9. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Easter Egger cockerels.
     
  10. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    They all look like cockerels to me.
     

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